Spanish Voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks Accused of Holding Knife to Wife's Throat
The Spanish-language voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks was arrested after allegedly holding a knife to his wife's throat at their Paradise Valley home.
Miguel Quintana, 53, is in his 16th year doing play-by-play for the Spanish-language broadcasts of Diamondbacks games, was once the sports director for the local Univision station and also worked for KVEA-TV in Los Angeles.
But on Monday, police responded to his home at the corner of 36th Street and Lincoln Drive, and officers saw that Quintana's wife had "lacerations, bleeding on the left hand of the victim, and smudges on her legs," according to court documents.
She told police that Quintana started looking through her phone while she was sleeping and he apparently didn't like what he found.
Quintana threw her cellphone on the tile floor, breaking it, so she grabbed his computer and said she was going to break that, as payback.
Instead, she told police that Quintana grabbed a kitchen knife, and said he'd kill her if she broke his computer, the court documents state.
She dropped the computer and ran, but Quintana grabbed her, slapped her, and held the knife to her throat, repeating, "I'm going to kill you," the court documents state.
His wife called for one of the couple's four sons, and when the son responded, Quintana immediately stood up and put the knife back.
Quintana ended up turning himself in to police and was booked into jail on a few charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, making threats, and criminal damage.
His bond was set at $10,000.
As you may recall, this isn't the first legal issue for a Diamondbacks announcer.
Former color commentator (and first baseman) Mark Grace was relieved of his post last season after his second arrest for DUI.
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